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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

FRE 1100 | FRE 1101 | FRE 1102 | FRE 1103 | FRE 2100 | FRE 2101 | FRE 2102 | FRE 2103 | FRE 3100 | FRE 3105 | FRE 3205 | FRE 3250 | FRE 3260 | FRE 4460 | FRE 4461 | FRE 4899 | FRE 4900 | FRE 4920 | FRE 4930 | FRE 4940 | FRE 4950 | VIEW ALL
FRE 1100: Elementary French (1-5) Offerings
Elementary French in Paris Study Abroad program or in European Quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
FRE 1101: Elementary French I (5) Offerings
Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the French language. Investigates French culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
FRE 1102: Elementary French II (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 1101 or permission of instructor. Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the French language. Investigates French culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
FRE 1103: Elementary French III (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 1102 or permission of instructor. Builds proficiency in the four basic skills: understanding, speaking, reading, and writing in the French language. Investigates French culture and its relationship to the language.
Attributes:Foreign Language Comp
FRE 2100: Intermediate French (1-5) Offerings
Intermediate French in Paris Study Abroad program or in European Quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
FRE 2101: Niveau Intermediaire (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 1103 or equivalent (i.e., three years of French in high school). Reviews French language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competence and growth in understanding and appreciating the cultures of the Francophone world; introduces French literature.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, WK Humanities
FRE 2102: Niveau Intermediaire (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 2101, or permission of instructor. Continues review of French language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competence and growth in understanding and appreciating the cultures of the Francophone world; introduces French literature.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B
FRE 2103: Niveau Intermediaire (5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 2102 or permission of instructor. Continues review of French language structure; emphasizes progress toward communicative competence and growth in understanding and appreciating the cultures of the Francophone world; introduces French literature.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B
FRE 3100: Advanced French (2-5) Offerings
Advanced French in Paris Study Abroad program or in European Quarter. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 3105: Ecriture Engagee (5) Offerings
Focuses on writing as a process through compositions of various types (e.g. description, narration, summary and argumentative essay). Offers practice in communication for debate and presentations. Provides review of grammatical structures. Uses French as the language for research, lecture and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging, Writing "W" Course
FRE 3205: Topics: Francophone Literature (5) Offerings
Considers themes in Francophone literature, culture and film from different regions and periods. Uses French as the language for research, lecture and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Arts and Humanities B, Upper-Division, Ways of Engaging
FRE 3250: La France et le Monde (3) Offerings
Explores the role of the French language and cultural values in the francophone world. Directs special attention to the legacy of French colonization in Africa and the Caribbean. Uses French as the language for research, lecture, and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 3260: Les Arts Francais (3) Offerings
Explores painting, sculpture, architecture, music, theater or cinema in France and the Francophone world with the intent of bringing out the interaction of these arts with each other, history and language. Uses French as the language for research, lecture and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4460: La Lit:Moyen Age au 18e Siecle (3) Offerings
Presents landmark works in French literature from the Middle Ages to the French Revolution. Includes consideration of genres, themes, and social/historical backgrounds of the selections studied. Uses French as the language for research, lecture, and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
FRE 4461: La Litterature:19e-21e Siecles (3) Offerings
Examines important works by French authors of the 19th-21st centuries in the context of literary and philosophical movements. Pays close attention to the effect of historical events and cultural changes on the evolution of values. Uses French as the language of research, lecture, and discussion. Offered alternate years. May be repeated for credit 1 time.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4899: Francophone Capstone (3) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 2103. This course encourages recollection and reflection on previous coursework in French and Francophone Studies, integration of knowledge with the student's own faith commitment, and further pursuit of an area of scholarly interest to the student, culminating in the senior paper.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:European Studies - French, French, French and Francophone Studies Majors only.
FRE 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Student works independently with a faculty member on a mutually agreed upon topic. May be repeated for credit up to 15 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4920: Independent Readings in French (1-5) Offerings
Independent Readings in French May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4930: French Tutorial Practicum (1-6) Offerings
For advanced students who wish to assist as discussion leaders and readers in 1000-level French classes. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4940: Internship (1-10) Offerings
Applies the skills needed to communicate in French in varied employment settings. Students may suggest their own internships in consultation with the faculty supervisor as long as use of the target language is part of the employment situation and other internship criteria are met. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
FRE 4950: Special Topics (3-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: FRE 2103. Explores a special topic in French and Francophone studies. Topic varies based on instructor choice.
Attributes:Upper-Division



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